A sport involving the performance of exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control.

Moms, Pops, and Tots (12 – 36 months)tiny-tot-gymnastics

Our Moms, Pops, and Tots educational classes enable your child to discover the fun of movement in all areas of the gym. Parents assist and participate with their child in circuits and stations while Gross Motor Developmental Skills are taught; climbing, hopping, jumping, sliding and running. Beginning social skills are also introduced at this stage of development; learning to listen, follow directions, sharing and take turns along with other children. Class activities include; Intro to Beam & Bars, Parachute Play, and Tumble (45 min – 1 class per week with parent).

Class Offerings:

Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 am  (Register Online) OR  Wednesdays  10:00-10:45 am (Register Online)

Cost: $35 Member, $50 Non – Member



3/4 year olds

Fun and positive gymnastics circuit classes reinforce activities learned that promote coordination, strength, and flexibility, the fundamentals of gymnastics! Children at this age learn additional social skills; respect, patience, self-control and playing with others. Children are more physical at this age and they begin developing their concentration and sequential memorization skills. Class activities include; Beam & Bars, Parachute Play, and Tumble and so much more!! (45 min – 1 class per week, Instructor/Student Ratio 8:1).

Class Offering:

Tuesdays 12:00- 12:45 pm (Register Online) OR  Wednesdays  11:00 – 11:45 am (Register Online)

Cost: $35 Member, $50 Non- Member


4/5 year oldsprograms-gymnastics-and-dance

These classes are our pre-school classes for 4 and 5 year olds.  These classes take advantage of an older child’s ability to follow directions and move with a quicker pace.  New skills are introduced more frequently and noticeable progress is made. Class activities include; Beam & Bars, Parachute Play, and Tumble and so much more!! (45 min – 1 class per week, Instructor/Student Ratio 9:1).

Class Offering:

Tuesdays 11:00 – 11:45 am  (Register Online)  OR  Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:45 pm (Register Online)

Cost: $35 Member, Non-Member $50


5-7  year olds & 8 – 10 years olds

In response to YOU we are now offering a gymnastics class for older students. The class touches on the same skills as the 4/5 year old class, although with new skills being taught and at a quicker, higher level. Students make notable progress and hone existing skills. Class activities include: Beam & bars, Tumble, and much more! (45 min – 1 class per week, Instructor/Student Ratio 9:1).

Class Offering:

5 – 7 Year olds: Fridays  1:15 – 2:15 pm (Register Online)

8 – 10 Year olds: Fridays  2:30 – 3:30pm (Register Online)


About the Instructor: Cindy Denne

Teaching Gymnastics has been a passion of mine for quite some time. It all started with my own children when they were very young. They were very active and enjoyed staying busy.  During the spring and summer months they rode their bikes and swam with me while I cross-trained for the Marine Corp Marathon. I soon found they needed a sport for the winter months.

There was a private gymnastics club in Annapolis, MD that offered both recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls. Perfect, I thought, so I quickly enrolled them. They began their classes and loved them. Within a few sessions they both were invited to join the competitive program and with that came driving to the gym 5 days a week. It was at this time, my passion for the sport began. After volunteering at a few open gyms on Friday evenings, I was offered a position as teacher and coach for both the recreational and competitive programs. How could I ever refuse.

I began teaching/coaching at Barlow’s Gymnastics in 1990 until we moved to Baker City in the fall of 1995. I taught/coached at Powder River Gymnastics and Main Street Gym, 1995 – 2003 teaching various recreational classes and coaching team girls. Through participation of the recreational classes, we found that we had some very talented young boys, so with both the interest and need, I developed and coached a competitive boys team as well.

I have been teaching snowboarding and skiing at Ski Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort since 1996. Some may know me from my 13 year career with Eastern Oregon Medical Associates from 2003-2016. I retired in November and was asked by Heidi to rekindle the gymnastics program here at Baker County YMCA.

How could I ever refuse…  I’m back…